A woman died Saturday night in a house fire in Saco. Credit: CBS 13

A woman died Saturday night after a fire destroyed a home, according to the Saco Fire Department.

Crews said the fire was reported around 6 p.m. on Hillview Avenue.

Maine State Police said 83-year-old Claire Howard died in the fire. Firefighters tried to resuscitate Howard by doing CPR but were unsuccessful.

Investigators said Howard was in the home alone when the fire broke out.

Part of Hillview Avenue was blocked off for a few hours as crews worked to get the fire under control.

The fire remains under investigation.

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